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Spring 2011 Fashion Trend: Purple Shoes

Purple SmokeGet out your favorite purple colors!

Purple shoes will be everywhere in Spring 2011. Celebrities will be seen in purple shoes, people around town will have them, and the shops will be carrying more purple as the weather turns hot this spring.

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal column Ask Teri Agins saw a bit of insider info regarding the upcoming purple shoes trend.

How To Wear Colorful Tights and Shoes

Q: I thought that black tights and black shoes went with everything. But now the fashion gals are wearing purple shoes and dark brown tights and green shoes with navy tights. I wish I knew how to do that. I got a few ideas from the magazines. What do you think?

A: …A couple of years ago, the Proenza Schouler fashion house broke out on the runway an array of tights and suede platform shoes in contrasting shades like magenta, purple and forest green—worn with jewel-toned mini dresses.


I have branched out to navy tights and dark green tights—and I’m on the hunt for the right shade of purple shoes, which look great with brown.

Emphasis mine…

So there is some buzz around the water coolers in the fashion industry about purple shoes.

Adding color to your wardrobe can give your looks that extra detail to bring out your personality. A little purple can let others know you’re fun, carefree, and willing to enjoy life. It’s a nice change from the everyday blacks and browns.

Purple Shoes

Here are a few purple shoes for your spring and summer activities.

Steve Madden Purple Partyy Pump

Steve Madden Partyy Purple Pump

Shop: Steve Madden Purple Pump

Heading to a party this weekend? Add a little flair to your outfit with these sassy purple pumps from Steve Madden.

Skechers Purple Speedster Sandal

Skechers Speedster Purple Sandal

Shop: Skechers Purple Sandal

This leather fisherman sandal is ready for summer. Take it to the beach, to the park, or to the trail. This sporty sandal from Skechers is ready for anything and the purple color will bring out your fun personality too.

Keds Purple Champion

Keds Champion Purple

Shop: Keds Purple Champion

The classic style of the Keds Champion seems to never go out of style. It’s got a classic sneaker look. It’s priced right. And the purple one will be popular this summer. Check it out.

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